Avoid Intestacy, Make A Will!

The High Court has rejected a claim by Mrs Bhusate, that she is the sole beneficial owner of a London house occupied with the deceased until his death in 1990.

The deceased died without a Will (intestate) in 1990 and his children argued that his current wife was not entitled to claim sole beneficial ownership of his London house, which was still registered in his sole name. The deceased's children claimed Mrs Bhusate was only entitled to her statutory legacy under intestacy, which was much less valuable. And would mean her leaving the matrimonial home.

The Court rejected Mrs Bhusate's claim because the intestacy rules did not allow a claim to...

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